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Hope Epidemic 2011

On April 30, 2011, Sikeston First United Methodist Church of Sikeston, Missouri hosted Hope Epidemic 2011. It was designed to send 1,000 people into the community doing acts of kindness and service. In addition to doing flood-related work, volunteers did such services as cleaning a burned out lot, sprucing up vacant lots, hanging teacher appreciation banners at schools and praying at each school, handing out quarters and helping with laundry at a local laundromats, cleaning a historic cemetery, talking and playing games with nursing home residents, remodeling rooms at the shelter for abused women, and more.